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ELVIRA ARELLANO: A Multimedia Feature

by Jorge Rivas on January 29 2007, 12:00PM

Arellano took sanctuary in a Chicago church and ignited a debate on the rights of immigrant families.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Mervyn Marcano - INNOVATOR

by Andre Banks on January 15 2007, 12:00PM

Creating a new model for “activism” that lives between politics and entertainment.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Hurricane Katrina

Yasmin Hernandez

by Donna Hernandez on January 15 2007, 12:00PM

Her innovative work presents the images we don’t usually see.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Criminal Justice

The Innovators

by Andre Banks on January 15 2007, 12:00PM

ColorLines highlights the trendsetters and tastemakers moving the big ideas shaping 2007.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Criminal Justice, Hurricane Katrina

Judge Arthur Hunter - INNOVATOR

by Andre Banks on January 15 2007, 12:00PM

Defending the rights of prisoners in New Orleans comes with a price.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Hurricane Katrina

ibrahim abdul matin - INNOVATOR

by Andre Banks on January 15 2007, 12:00PM

The Technology Organizer at Movement Strategies Center talks about MyBLOC.net–social networking with a conscience

Topics: Arts & Culture, Criminal Justice, Health, Hurricane Katrina, Schools & Youth

Marcia Smith - INNOVATOR

by Megan Izen on January 15 2007, 12:00PM

The Executive Director of Firelight Media on documentary filmmaking, the YouTube revolution and her new film, Jonestown.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Criminal Justice

Imprisoned in New Orleans

by Jordan Flaherty on March 21 2006, 12:00PM

The people wanted to rebuild. What they got instead were private security forces.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Hurricane Katrina

Super Infector

Super Infector

by Kai Wright on December 21 2005, 12:00PM

With the AIDS epidemic larger —and blacker —than ever, health officials and community activists go after those who test positive.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality, Health

I Became the Defendant

by Lynne Stewart on September 20 2005, 12:00PM

In April 2002, I was walking down the stairs of my house. I heard my husband, Ralph, saying, “I don’t see any badges, and I don’t see any warrant either.” Ralph has had troubles with the law as a political…

Topics: Criminal Justice

Rants & Raves

by Anmol Chaddha on September 20 2005, 12:00PM

RANT: Does Bush Even Know That Blacks Can Vote? During a meeting between the Congressional Black Caucus and President Bush, Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. asked if they could count on his support to extend the Voting Rights Act of 1965—a…

Topics: Criminal Justice, Schools & Youth

Rants & Raves

by Anmol Chaddha on July 21 2005, 12:00PM

RANT: You Thought the Rodney King Jury was Crazy?  A jury awarded $1.6 million to Jeremy Morse, the former cop from Inglewood, California, who was videotaped slamming Black teenager Donovan Jackson onto a car and punching him in July 2002….

Topics: Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality

Rants & Raves

by Anmol Chaddha on March 21 2005, 12:00PM

RANT: Spell Check for Racists. Tensions have been high since a Hmong American was charged with murdering six white deer hunters in northern Wisconsin. Stores in Wisconsin and Minnesota, both home to Hmong communities, have been selling bumper stickers that…

Topics: Arts & Culture, Criminal Justice

Beyond Bars

by Vanessa Huang on December 21 2004, 12:00PM

Community-Based Responses to Gender Violence

Topics: Criminal Justice

Between Two Americas

by Bill Ong Hing on September 21 2004, 12:00PM

In the post-Sept. 11 era, state and local governments are being forced to choose sides on the immigrant rights debate.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Rants & Raves

by Julianne Hing on September 21 2004, 12:00PM

RANT: Love and nostalgia for Reagan.  The 40th president is being hailed for ending the Cold War and saving America. We’ll remember him for the phrase “welfare queen,” ignoring the AIDS crisis and waging war in Central America and on…

Topics: Criminal Justice

Small Town Justice

by Will Pittz on December 21 2003, 12:00PM

In Mattawa, Washington, 46 Latina daycare providers face jail and deportation after local prejudice, backed by government authorities, led to raids and bizarre accusations of fraud.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Politicking the Border

by Gabrielle Banks on September 15 2003, 12:00PM

The deaths of 17 migrants in an overheated semi trailer brought on a bout of political hand-wringing. But what will escalating atrocities at the border mean for long-term change to enforcement policies?

Topics: Criminal Justice

“I Am A Poet Too”

by Anmol Chaddha on September 15 2003, 12:00PM

In Sarah Jones’s latest play, first-generation immigrants at a poetry reading take on racism and xenophobia in the era of homeland security.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Criminal Justice

Staffing the Homeland

by Gabrielle Banks on June 15 2003, 12:00PM

The feds are avidly pursuing “diversity” hires, but what are the risks of representing at security and intelligence agencies?

Topics: Arts & Culture, Criminal Justice